Vicki Hamende

Mixed Media

Combination of wood burning-pyrography & oil painting on handmade Birch wood canvas. I gouge the wood with the burner creating depth & texture. Each piece is enhanced with oil paint; some include additional media. I hand rub the oil paints onto the wood in order to work the paint into the grain allowing the natural beauty of the wood grain to show through. There will be areas that are burned, painted, and sometimes I will layer the paint over the burned spots to combine the color and texture.